2014 Very Special Reserve Pinot Noir
The Very Special Reserve is a wine we only make in very special vintages (and 2014 was most certainly that!), and when we have particularly exquisite material in select lots from the vineyards we work with. With its early start, warm even season and brilliant September finish, 2014 was just that year and the Luminous Hills, Armstrong, Bjornson and Lia’s vineyards each brought highly distinctive elements to this wine that start with the finely woven array of red fruit and spices in the nose, broad texture and multi-dimensional flavors on the palate, and then that most prized of Pinot noir qualities: a silky, velvety, lengthy finish. 123 cases produced. 13.7% alcohol. 40% new French oak (Remond Allier and Cadeau Allier).
An attempt to make the most complete and complex wine that captures the 2014 vintage.